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SCI To Form SIT To Monitor Probe Done By Pre-Existing SIT In 1984 Sikh Genocide Cases

January 10, 2018 | By

New Delhi: Seen as yet another judicial stunt, the Supreme Court of India (SCI) here today reportedly said that it would constitute a fresh three-member SIT, to be headed by a former high court judge, to monitor probe into the 186 cases pertaining to November 1984 Sikh genocide.

[File Photo] – Supreme Court of India.

As reported by the media sources Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra asked the Centre to suggest names on Wednesday itself for its consideration and appointment in the proposed Special Investigation Team (SIT).

The bench, also comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, purportedly said the proposed committee would be headed by a former high court judge and consist of one retired and one serving police officer. It also made it clear that the retired police officer should not be below the rank of DIG at the time of his superannuation.

Furthermore, the SCI said the supervisory body appointed by it had found that out of 241 cases, 186 cases were closed without investigation. And the judges are of the idea that the members of the SIT so appointed through their respective investigation, will be beneficial in finding and tabling hard evidence against the culprits, even thou its been more than 34 years since that fateful event took place in the Indian sub-continent.

Meanwhile, the bench posted the matter for a formal order on Thursday after Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand sought a day’s time to suggest the names for the fresh SIT. The Bench also asked senior advocate HS Phoolka to suggest names for the SIT on Thursday, media reports said.


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